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European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

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Label of the day
Language Centre for International Students and Intercultural Centre for Castleknock Community College

The main function of the Language Centre, which was established in 2005, is to cater for the English language needs of Castleknock Community College’s international students. It does this by assessing students, placing them in appropriate learning groups, and teaching them functional English. Teaching resources include customised class plans, reading materials suitable for a wide range of English fluency levels, English language games and puzzles, and interactive English computer programmes. Independent learning and self-monitoring are encouraged. Teachers and students cooperate to create dictionaries of subject-related words and images. Flags and multilingual welcome signs representing each nationality in the College have been placed at the student entrance. Castleknock Community Centre’s Policy Document on Interculturalism and Anti-Racism outlines the College’s aim to create a campus ...

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